Adventures

Ever wonder where we’ve wandered? Here are our stories of adventures, the tales behind the photographs, and our musings. All photos are originals and subject to copyright under Where Gals Wander. Permission required to use our images.

What Really Happened That 4th of July

(Note from Z: In case you haven’t read the backstory of where we came from and how we became friends,…

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Yosemite Travel Tips from First Timers (and one on crutches)

We received a lot of advice about getting to Yosemite early, parking in one of the main lots and then…

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Southern Charm: Savannah and Charleston

A design conference allured me to Savannah, Georgia. Savannah charmed me with the sweet smell of jasmine, the charm of…

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Olde Pink House – Savannah, Georgia

One of JD’s highlights of her trip to Savannah was dining at the famous Olde Pink House. Considered one of…

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Winter Sunshine in the New England Woods (a survival story)

Text from M: “I’m dodging wild turkeys in my driveway as I drive the mile to my mailbox because of…

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Rolling Green Hills of Spring

When I arrived in Los Angeles I loved the ability to see rolling hills and beauty rising up into the…

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Wanderlusting Up The California Coast

The saying goes…” it’s not the destination, it’s the journey”. This begins my tale of the drive up the coast one…

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Hiking Through the McDowell Mountains

Previously, we shared the story of JD’s initial hikes through her new surroundings in Arizona, and how her reluctance turned…

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Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara

  A trip to Santa Barbara is not complete without a visit to Stearns Wharf. When completed In 1872, it…

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A Chicago Gal Experiences the California Wildfires

Note from Zanne: The Thomas Wildfire began December 4, 2017, and burned 440 square miles across Ventura and Santa Barbara…

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“Real Winter” in New England

Yesterday in the texts between M, JD & Z, we talked about how different the seasons are between us. M…

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Adventures in Palm Springs

My previous winters in Chicago always left me wishing I could be somewhere warm and wonderful. I needed to end the…

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San Jacinto Mountain Adventure

As our final trip of 2017, JD and I met up in Palm Springs with our families to say goodbye…

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Season’s Changing in New England 

M takes to nature’s window to play a game of I Spy, capturing some beautiful images around Massachusetts. Take a…

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The Edge of Adventure with Adam Asher

As we share our stories, we have been fortunate to meet others along and they have shared their stories with…

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New England: A Photo Gallery

Recently, we published a post of M’s Butterflies and Morning Walks and we had a lot of people ask us to…

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Discovering a Love of Hiking in Arizona

JD is settling into her new environment in Arizona.  She is trading corn stalks for cactus and getting out to…

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Butterflies & Morning Walks

Sometimes we feature something we call “Morning Walks with M.”  There is a certain stillness and calm to the photos…

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Adventure to The Channel Islands National Park

The Channel Islands have always been this alluring beacon to me to come explore. They always seem just out of…

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Mount Pinos, Frazier Park, California (8000 feet elevation)

When I need to feel peace and calm, I go to the beach. The salty breezes, warm sand, and cold…

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Incredible fall colors in Indianapolis

One thing I miss about the Midwest is Fall.  Driving along roads full of trees so full of color you…

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The Beauty of Poland

I came to this country as a 5-year-old little girl with just my small suitcase and my dolly. I remember my…

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La Jolla & Torrey Pines, San Diego

(Day One of Our trip can be found here) Waking up on Sunday wasn’t easy because of the extra comfortable,…

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Romantic Getaway Weekend in San Diego

To be married 20 years in no easy task. Marriage is a lot of work, compromise, understanding, and trust. A…

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Not Your Average Online Love Story

It’s ironic that my husband and I are both bloggers given that we met back in 1995 on this new…

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JD’s Photo Gallery: Rota and Cádiz

JD spent a few days touring Rota and Cádiz during her time in Spain.  The ancient port city of Cádiz…

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Wieliczka Salt Mine: Touring Poland

On our trip to Poland, we tried to visit as many of the Seven Wonders of Poland as we could,…

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Gaudí’s Casa Batlló in Barcelona

As an award-winning, nationally recognized interior designer, JD was drawn to visiting this famous landmark during her trip to Spain.…

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Views from Above: Salt Lake City

The amazing views of Salt Lake City, Utah make for a memorable flight.

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Would You Travel to a Place or a Person?

It’s a seemingly cliche question: would you travel to a place or to a person? To me, to a place…

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